Monthly Archives: February 2015

The Slow Train to Hualien 花蓮

We took the slow train north out of Taitung by design. Being in no real hurry the slow train offers a chance to take in the rural beauty of the Inner Rift Valley. Which I consider to be one of … Continue reading

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Using Shanks’ Pony for One Last Day in Taitung 臺東

Even though the inefficiency of the rental bike made me miss my road bikes, and the size made me miss a bike that fit (the latter was not much of a surprise, at 6’1″ I stand a little above average … Continue reading

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Up the Coast to Donghe 東河

Upon waking I found the sky a little more grey than I would have liked, but there was one more ride I had to squeeze in. We wanted to ride up the coast for old time’s sake. So we set … Continue reading

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鹿野 Luye and the 197

One of my favorite rides when I lived in Taitung was a trip up to Luye (鹿野 lù yě), then back on county road 197. It was high on my wish list for this trip as well. With hazy grey … Continue reading

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太麻里 Taimali Down and Back

Another grey morning, another ride (still beats winter in New England). But of course we need to eat first. After a little exploring I found an area of Taitung that has a pretty busy breakfast scene. Well ok, one street … Continue reading

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A little ride to Zhiben 知本

It was an overcast and rather cool, but not altogether unrideable morning. So after a quick breakfast we headed out for a short ride. We took Highway 9, first west then south, out of Taitung. With the idea of going … Continue reading

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臺東 Have Bike Will Travel (Renting a bike in Taitung)

First order of business, renting a bike. No, wait, first order of business is breakfast. I have to admit that I am not as excited about getting breakfast out in Taitung. Not that you can’t get a decent breakfast. Just … Continue reading

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